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Category: Case Studies

Case Study: Custom Caster Design for High Rise Solar Panels

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Custom Caster Design for High Rise Solar Panels
An engineering services firm had a challenging task. They needed to design a rig that would enable someone to change large solar panel tiles. Where did this need to be done? Well, on top of a skyscraper, naturally. Since these solar panel tiles are exposed to the elements, they can...

Case Study: Finding a Long-Term Cost-Saving Solution for Food Processor Use

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Finding a Long-Term Cost-Saving Solution for Food Processor Use
In a classic case of low cost versus total cost of ownership, a large food processor was experiencing frequent caster and wheel failures which shortened the life cycle on wash-down carts being used in operations. The caster failure was that the bearing was seizing in the swivel section and eventually...

Case Study: Shock Absorbing TWERGO® for the Aerospace Industry

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Shock Absorbing TWERGO® for the Aerospace Industry
The largest airplane manufacturer in the U.S. is automating its manufacturing process for its fuselage assembly platform, which includes converting from tuggers to automated guided vehicles (AGV) for the movement of work platforms. The weight of each platform is 48,000 lbs., and the esisting wheels require a push force of...

Case Study: Lowering the Cost of Conveyor Parts for Automobile Assembly Plant

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Lowering the Cost of Conveyor Parts for Automobile Assembly Plant
When you can lower the cost of something that you need for your business, it’s a big notch in the win column. An automotive assembly plant needed a heavy duty conveyor system repaired. The system was very complicated and had a wide variety of drive wheels, idler wheels or buffer...

Case Studies: TWERGO® Performs Consistently

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Studies: TWERGO® Performs Consistently
Autrans Corp. is an Automotive supplier that utilizes material handling carts to move parts and assemblies around their plant. These carts need to handle a lot of weight. Unfortunately, the wheels on the carts would wear quickly, sometimes after just a few months of use, causing the push force to...

Case Study: Timely Manufacturing for Conveyor Power Drive Rollers

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Timely Manufacturing for Conveyor Power Drive Rollers
An automobile assembly plant needed to replace the power drive rollers on a conveyor in a timely manner, but the parts were being manufactured in Italy which meant lengthy lead times and slow, costly ocean freight. These drive rollers conveyed the automobiles through the weld and final assembly processes, so...

Case Study: TWERGO® Saves Millions of Dollars

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: TWERGO® Saves Millions of Dollars
The devil is in the details. In this case, our client was able to save millions of dollars by installing an ergonomically designed wheel on a critical piece of equipment. At a stamping plant for American automobile manufacturer, racks carrying stamped pieces were not being used to their full capacity...

Case Study: Sub Roller Conveyor Replacement for Automotive Manufacturer

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Sub Roller Conveyor Replacement for Automotive Manufacturer
An automotive manufacturer needed to repair and replace 180 stub rollers for a skid conveyor system, but the conveyor supplier was no longer in business. Without the ability repair and replace the rollers, the only other option is to replace a section of the conveyor system, which is a much...

Case Study: Noise Issues Reduced by CasterShox®

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Noise Issues Reduced by CasterShox®
Noise issues in the workplace can be a major issue in manufacturing facilities and can cause major long-term hearing problems for employees that are exposed to high decibel levels for extended periods of time. This is why a major US automaker set out to build a manufacturing plant that would...
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